Stay near Pier Head
The Liverpool Half marathon and 10 Miler is an annual amazing race held in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, around March. Being one of the longest established road race events in Merseyside, there are stages all along the race route with bands and live entertainment.
When : 17 March 2024
The races are held in 2024 on March 17th and attracts incredible crowds worldwide to participate and witness the half marathon and 10 mile distance races.
The half marathon race start and finish line is at the iconic Pier Head at Liverpool’s waterfront. It will be best to book accommodation in hotels found within easy reach of the event to have the best experience.
The best place to stay is in the center of Liverpool, near Albert Dock and Echo Arena. From these places you can easily travel to the start line.
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Where to Stay for Liverpool Half Marathon?
When visiting Liverpool and you want cheap and comfortable accommodation for the half marathon, the ideal places to consider are near the start line and the finish line of the marathon near Pier Head, the Albert Dock and the Liverpool Echo Arena, which are always filled with enthusiastic, loud cheering crowds.
Spectators and participants can also opt to stay in the city center. The hotels around the city center, start line and finish line are best served with public transport. It is best to book accommodation before the race to not miss out on any action from the race.
Additionally, places around the Pier Head, the famous Liver Building and Liverpool Waterfront UK area, which is the starting point of the race, are ideal locations. You can get up to a great view of watching runners set off. Another good area to stay in is at Stanley Park, which is in North Liverpool.
Mathew Street is ideal for staying too since its home to The Beatles. While staying around Mathew Street, you will have a good chance of watching the runners as they pass The Cavern. To avoid being caught up in crowds, you can consider staying at Stanley Street. If you can, then you can also stay around the town hall, surrounded by several coffee shops and stores.
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What are the Best Hotels near Pier Head?
1. Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-Albert Dock ★★★ (Good Value)
Guests can experience the UK’s most iconic cities for music, culture and sport in style and comfort by staying at the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is developed within the Britannia Pavillion Albert Dock. The hotel is among the largest group of Grade one listed buildings. The building is well renovated and offers 35 bedrooms that offer flexibility to clients looking for business and leisure. It’s a five minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s town center. The hotel is located opposite the new Echo Arena and BT convention center.
2. Jurys Inn Liverpool ★★★★ (Popular)
The hotel is located in the center of the city opposite the Echo Arena and the convention center. It overlooks Liverpool’s spectacular docklands and its location is ideal for guests visiting the city for leisure or business. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Central train station. Albert Dock is adjacent and offers various attractions like museums, shops, tours and a selection of bars. Those arriving by car do not have to worry about parking.
3. ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock – Liverpool One ★★★ (Affordable)
This cheaper hotel is located 5km from the airport and a 10 minutes’ walk from the city center. It has pubs, historic buildings, theatres and the Liverpool FC and Everton FC stadia within the vicinity. It is great for weekends and business as well as holiday stays. The hotel offers 192 rooms, including 10 for guests, a bar and a restaurant.
4. Pullman Liverpool ★★★★ (Luxury)
The hotel is located by Kings Dock on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. It’s about five minute’s walk from the great Albert Dock. The hotel has major transport links as well as the M&S Bank Arena. This hotel is perfect for business and leisure too. Guests can relax in stylish and elegant surroundings as they enjoy the hotel’s conveniences.
Where is the Start and Finish?
The half marathon and 10 miler kicks off at the renowned Liverpool Waterfront UK and Pier Head area. This half marathon is unique as it offers a great chance to run through a city that is very rich in musical history. It’s an event that attracts thousands of fans and participants. The route then leads runners via the different UNESCO heritage sites, the Beatles statue and via the Three Graces.
The route takes you to Sefton Park before returning along the waterfront and the River Mersey. The 10 miler route branches off for Sefton park and rejoins the half marathon route at Aigburth Drive.
The half marathon race starts at 9 AM
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